marriage brokerage


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Noun1.marriage brokerage - a business that arranges marriage contractsmarriage brokerage - a business that arranges marriage contracts
brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm - a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller
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Among the topics are the legal pitfalls of marriage brokerage in 19th-century France, the making of a Japanese rural Christian community, divination and community in early modern Thuringia, Sergei Stepniak-Kravchinsky and the literary lives of the Russian revolutionary community from the 1860s to the 1880s, a private repulsion toward public women in the letters of Caspar von Voght and Germaine de Stail, and honor and the policing of intra-Jewish disputes in Germany during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Marriage brokerage and wedding permits were regulated with this goal in mind and congregations offered emigration assistance and trainings grants, and developed an "elaborate system" of meal and accommodation vouchers (173).
Radical feminists assert that the practice of marriage brokerage, with poor women migrating to developed countries, is exploitative.
Following the end of a long war between the Eyrians and the Istrians the two peoples meet at an Allfair, a place for business and marriage brokerage. Also in attendance are the colourful and nomadic Footloose.

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